Claxton Parent News 4.21
Claxton Elementary's Newsletter for Families
May 1 - May 5: Teacher Appreciation Week
Wednesday, April 26: 5th Graders Muddy Sneakers Field Trip
Monday, May 1: 4th Graders Biltmore Field Trip
Monday, May 29: Memorial Day, No School
Claxton needs Test Proctors for the EOGs!
We need your help…
Dear Claxton Volunteers:
Claxton needs volunteer End-of-Grade (EOG) Proctors for upcoming state tests starting May 31st. Tests are given in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Having a volunteer proctor helps in so many ways, so if you’re available, please consider being a proctor. Proctors don’t administer the test (don’t worry!). Proctors help ensure the testing environment and testing experience follows protocol.
If you’re interested, keep reading!
1. Click here to sign up for a 45 minute training and let Mary Nichols (Claxton AP and Testing Coordinator) know when you could be available to proctor. You’ll get more information by clicking on the link.
2. Click here to start on your background check (all proctors must have a background check through Asheville City Schools!). If you already have had a background check, please check with Elizabeth Callahan (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm.
ACSF Celebration of Champions
Join us as we recognize Pat Hall, Claxton Elementary’s Parent Champion, at Asheville City Schools Foundation’s Celebration of Champions 2017 on May 6th by reserving your ticket today through ACSF's website.
Claxton Elementary grandparent, Ms. Pat Hall, is best known as the fearless crossing guard on busy Merrimon Avenue. The Claxton community has been fortunate to have her escorting our students safely to school for over 20 years. One parent noted that she is “loving, vigilant, and bold in effectively getting cars to notice her stop sign if they are not being attentive.” She teaches children and adults about traffic safety and has generously donated bicycles and gifts to Claxton students for over 20 years. She hands small Christmas gifts to every student that crosses at her intersection. Ms. Pat has also been a foster parent and has helped several children during times when they were in unsafe living situations. She has been crucial in helping children transition to a safe and stable living environment.
Thank you to Claxton Elementary's 2017 Corporate Sponsors!
Claxton Grounds Day is May 6!
Leadership Opportunities Available with our PTO Team
Spanish Phrase of the Week
We're back from Spring Break, and feeling rested and ready to learn more Spanish words to identify items in our classroom! This week, it's
En la clase hay una computadora.
In the class, there is a computer.
Check out this traditional band, Orquesta Rumba Kids, singing about a computadora.
Curious about how Easter is celebrated in Mexico? Watch here